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Actors Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Sano Genzaemon and Ichikawa Shinnosuke IV, from Kamigata (Kudari), as His Younger Brother (Dô otôto) Genji, from the series A Lineup of Top Stars (Atari yagura kanban-zoroi)

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Signed

Nanajûhassai Toyokuni hitsu 七十八歳 豊国筆

Marks

Censor's seal: Boar 8 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ôta Tashichi 彫太田多七

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1863 (Bunkyû 3), 8th month

Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-5133

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.44630

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints